March 12, 2009 | Posted At: 01:28 PM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Top Ten
March is my favorite month -- it's full of such interesting contradictions. This year, March started with a winter storm that blanketed New York City with six inches of snow. However, by month's end, a blanket of white cherry blossoms will cover the grounds of the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
It's no surprise to me that the top five teaching resources for March reflect this study of contrasts:
- Iditarod - Race Across Alaska Student Activity
- Dr. Seuss Author Study
- Women's History Month Lessons and Activities
- Spring Favorites
- Eric Carle Author Study -- It's the 40th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Enjoy this video of Eric Carle describing how he created The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
February 6, 2009 | Posted At: 03:16 PM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Free Activities
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January 9, 2009 | Posted At: 04:45 PM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Best of the Blogs
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This January will be one for the history books: just days after what would have been the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s 80th birthday, America's first African-American President will be sworn in.
As Inauguration Day (January 20) approaches, more teachers are
visiting Scholastic.com to find the resources they need to teach about President-elect Barack Obama and the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
We've tallied the results, and here are the top ten resources that teachers were looking at this past week (January 1-8):
- Commemorate the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- Inauguration Day Printables
- Winter Fun
- Teaching Resources for Barack Obama
- The Greats of 2008
- Celebrating the 100th Day of School
- Chinese New Year
- The Presidency of the United States
- Book Video Library of 150+ author interviews, book trailers, and booktalks
- 12 Ways to Energize Your Lessons
Here are more teaching Ideas for Martin Luther King, Jr. and Inauguration Day from Our Teacher Advisors:
- Our 1st grade Teacher Advisor, Jennifer Atkinson, shares her list of Inauguration web resources, including a website with Inaugural Facts & Firsts.
- In Angela Bunyi's 4th grade classroom, her government unit blends right into the real-world
political scene as we welcome our 44th President, Barack Obama, through
the Inauguration Ceremony on January 20th. Check out her lesson plans and direct resources for her government unit.
- Alyssa Zelkowitz, our Special Education blogger, weaves classrooom management into her lessons based on a “New Year, New President, New Expectations” theme.
- Patty Blome, our Grades 9-12 Teacher Advisor, shares an Inaugural Poetry activity and how she uses vision boards for a meaningful take on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
- Sandra Blair, our Grades 6-8 Teacher Advisor, shares her favorite Martin Luther King, Jr. activities.
- Marissa Ochoa, last year's Grades 3-5 Teacher Advisor, uses the message of Martin Luther King, Jr. to discuss the meaning of hopes and dreams.
- In Kechia Williams' middle school classroom, she starts a discussion with the poem “You Can Be Like Martin? -- A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." by Mildred D. Johnson.
December 10, 2008 | Posted At: 03:30 PM | Author: Scholastic Editor | Category: Top Ten
October 23, 2008 | Posted At: 01:06 PM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Top Ten
As Election Day approaches, more teachers are visiting Scholastic.com to find the resources they need to teach about this historic presidential campaign. You'll also find our most popular Halloween resources.
We've tallied the results, and here are the top ten articles that teachers were looking at so far this week (October 19-22):
- 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidate
- 2008 Republican Presidential Candidate
- Teaching About Election 2008
- Obama Wins Scholastic News Election Poll
- Halloween Activity Set
- Explore the Election: Candidates & Issues
- Final Debate Spirited
- Halloween Web Quest
- Parties, Platforms, and Polls
- Explore the Election: Electoral College
Find more free Election Day activities here, and join us for a special live webcast on Monday, November 3 at 12 p.m. ET for a conversation with the Scholastic News Kid Reporters as they recap their experiences on the campaign trail from the primaries to Election Day.
September 4, 2008 | Posted At: 09:00 AM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Top Ten
August 19, 2008 | Posted At: 04:00 PM | Author: Linda Fung | Category: Top Ten